Ideathon event to encourage clinical trial awareness
As part of the Ideathon event, Jameisha Brown, cancer “thriver” and clinical research advocate, will be the keynote speaker. She chooses to be known as a “thriver” because she has conquered cancer and is determined to live life to the fullest in the future.
“We are delighted to have Meisha as our keynote speaker,” Dr. Clare Grace, vice president of site and patient access, INC Research, said. “Our goal for the ‘Inspiring Hope’ Ideathon is to discover new ways to work together as an industry to raise awareness of clinical trials and encourage participation in clinical research. I can think of no better person to inspire than Meisha. Her story is an inspiration to many and we look forward to hearing her share her own clinical research experience.”
Meisha seeks to encourage other cancer patients with her own story and her experience with clinical research. She is one of the youngest to be chosen as a “Cancer Advocate” with the American Association for Cancer Research.
“The ‘Inspiring Hope’ Ideathon is an exciting approach to gather innovative, new ways to improve clinical research literacy and to raise greater public awareness of clinical trials,” Ken Getz, CISCRP founder and board chair, said. “We are pleased to feature Jameisha’s story and hope it will inspire creative ideas and novel solutions that address patient and public engagement and education.”
The “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon will take place Sept. 27-28 in Boston.